Posted: 25/05/2014 at 10:30
I've recently tried slug pubs and I think I must have tee-total slugs here because it didn't work, not one little slimy horror was tempted. I remember my mum using them and it was really successful with my dad's home brew, so I guess John Smiths isn't good enough!
I've now gone back to using copper tape around a few pots and slug pellets in some of the pots themselves. I only bother on plants the slugs love to eat, and going out at night with a big bag of value salt I bought from sainsbury's for 20p! Last night they were going for my newly replanted salpiglossis seedlings so I put a ring of salt around it as a quick measure and it's stopped them being munched any further.
I also found trying to find where they live in the day useful. A lot of ours live under the shed and a few loose paving slabs (garden is a work in progress!) and putting slug pellets under the shed & stones really cut down the amount. They couldn't get out without being poisoned.
Good luck with your fight! Horrible things.